Nobel Prize Winner, Minister And Australia's Chief Scientist Inspire Australia's

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Further information:  

Catherine Bailey, Questacon Public Affairs Coordinator, m 0439 399 912

Rebecca Richter, Office of the Chief Scientist, m 0410 029 407

Patrick Pantano, Senator Carr, m 0417 181 936

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Monday 15 February 2010

Nobel Prize winner, Minister and Australia’s Chief Scientist

inspire Australia’s future scientist

Australia’s Nobel Prize winner Professor Elizabeth Blackburn will join tomorrow with

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Penny Sackett and the Minister for Innovation, Industry,

Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr to inspire and encourage young Australians to

connect and get interested in science at Questacon—The National Science and Technology


Senator Carr, Professor Blackburn and Professor Sackett will work with the Questacon

Excited Particles to illustrate Professor Blackburn’s ground breaking research in the field of

genetics to over 100 school children.

“To explain her work Professor Blackburn uses the analogy of telomeres being like the cap

at the end of a shoelace and this analogy will form part of tomorrow’s performance and

explanation,” said Questacon Director, Professor Graham Durant.

Photo and Interview Opportunities:


Tuesday 16 February 2010


10 am Questacon Excited Particles performance

Media are asked to arrive at Questacon by 9.45 am


Questacon—The National Science and Technology Centre 

King Edward Terrace, Canberra 


Photo opportunity: Questacon Excited Particles’ performance illustrating

Professor Blackburn’s research (audience and official party participation).

Professor Sackett, Professor Blackburn and Senator Carr with school

children in Measure Island exhibition

Interview: Professor Sackett and Professor Blackburn will be available for

interview in Questacon’s Measure Island exhibition

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